US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi is to be freed after her sentence for spying for the US is cut on appeal, her lawyer says.
Pope Benedict XVI, on a Middle East tour, arrives in Israel amid simmering tensions between the Vatican and the Jewish state.
The UN says heavy civilian casualties in northern Sri Lanka at the weekend bear out its warnings of a "bloodbath".
Pope Benedict called anti-Semitism 'totally unacceptable,' and he pledged to 'honor the memory' of the six million victims of the Holocaust
Officials say the attack occurred between the North West Frontier Province's main city of Peshawar and the town of Darra Adam Khel
UN has condemned the killing of hundreds of Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil civilians in fighting between government and Tamil rebels in recent days
The carrier is a 30 year old Chinese man, who had returned to China from the United States, where he was pursuing university studies
Head of US Central Command says there is a growing awareness throughout Pakistan that Taliban militants must be stopped
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The condition of Suu Kyi’s health is still unknown after reports that she has difficulty eating and is suffering from low blood pressure and dehydration.|
|By WAI MOE|
|In their longstanding game of political poker with the Burmese junta, the ethnic leaders should think long and hard before they put their cards on the table.|
|By MIN LWIN|
|A report by the AAPP says that at least 127 political prisoners in Burma are in poor health and 19 require urgent medical attention. |
|By WAI MOE|
|The Burmese regime detains Aung San Suu Kyi’s doctor, and she receives treatment for dehydration and low blood pressure, following the arrest of an American who secretly entered her house on Sunday night. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Average citizens question the truth of the Burmese regime’s account of a US citizen who was arrested swimming away from Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Dagon Taya, a writer known for his novels, poems, short stories and social commentary, created an enduring body of literature based on his philosophy of art for the people’s sake.|
Rumours that two other sons of the late Karen National Union stalwart General Bo Mya, Nerdah and Tu Lu, are about to engage in talks with Burma’s ruling military junta...
| US journalists question motives for deportation|
May 11, 2009 (DVB)–Two American journalists deported from Burma last week after delivering workshops on photography and feature writing say reasons for their arrest may lie in their meeting with a local Burmese business owner. - more
| Senior KNU member ‘damages dignity’ of group|
May 11, 2009 (DVB)–A senior member of Burma’s main armed opposition group has been issued with a warning after he broke rank by giving out false information and damaging the group’s reputation, says a spokesperson. - more
| ‘False votes and intimidation’ ratified Burma’s constitution|
May 11, 2009 (DVB)–Measures taken to ensure ratification of Burma’s constitution last year included intimidation of voters and falsifying results in favour of the military junta, claims a report released to mark the one-year anniversary of the constitution. - more
| Firearms stolen from military armoury used in robbery|
May 11, 2009 (DVB)–An armed robbery on a gold shop in Mandalay division that left one dead and two injured was carried out using firearms stolen from a government armoury, according to Burmese military intelligence. - more
| Doctor detained after visiting ill Suu Kyi|
May 11, 2009 (DVB)–Imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s doctor has been detained after visiting Suu Kyi, who is reportedly in poor health following the arrest of an American citizen who broke into her compound last week. - more